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Old 04-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #736
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For the 100th time.....Does anybody know what the Spec Tire is going to be? 4 weeks and counting and still as I understand it.... no decisions have been made.

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:49 PM   #737
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:56 PM   #738
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I say announce the spec tire the morning of the race.

It'll level the playing field, that and "no practice", let the best racer win, not the guy that spent the most time and money before hand....

Man, you just gotta love the internet some days.

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I say announce the spec tire the morning of the race.

It'll level the playing field, that and "no practice", let the best racer win, not the guy that spent the most time and money before hand....

Man, you just gotta love the internet some days.

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I like that idea......seriously. I think that would be fun and really challenging.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:09 PM   #741
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I think they should announce the spec tire first day of practise. This would really seperate the men from the little girls.
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I like that idea to, just let US the racers know that's what's going to happen.

But there are problems with that, just say they were to chose RP premounts. The importer's of RP's are schumacher, do you really think they (schumacher) aren't going to mention to there drivers that plan on attending the race to get some "practice" with RP tire's?? Just using RP's as an example...


Plus for SWR having a warm-up race would be pointless, as alot of racer's would not attend without knowing the tires. Also not knowing hurts the host track.

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:26 PM   #743
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I say announce the spec tire the morning of the race.

It'll level the playing field, that and "no practice", let the best racer win, not the guy that spent the most time and money before hand....

Man, you just gotta love the internet some days.

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Because no practice will really bring out the best racer? The guy that spent the most time (practicing) and spending money would only have a greater advantage, especially if they have experience on that track.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #745
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All ready!!!

I honestly don't care what the spec tire is. The host track has been testing tires, and they won't give us a bad tire to work with. Everyone will have the same tire, so it won't really matter too much in my opinion. Being a good racer is all about how one adapts to the conditions. For those that can't adapt to the conditions as fast, will struggle while the people that CAN adapt to new things will succeed. It doesn't sound too unreasonable to me, it's very fair.

The reedy race has always been one to test the racers, and by not announcing the tire it's doing just that. Look at the no traction compound rule at last years invite class??? They aren't on here complaining all day about it. They just worked with what they had, and made the best of it.

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Old 04-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #746
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There are more then a few "drivers" out there that can wheel from "go", and lots that "need" all the time on the same layout, and with the tires working on their car. I respect both types of drivers.

I personally don't see how you can possibly cater to everyone. Real racing has fairly limited testing, and yes, the biggest teams spend their time and money finding out as much as possible before show time.

It's never been fair to compare RC car racing to Real Racing. But it will pan out the same, the guy with the most money or time wins. Bottom line. It never comes down to who's the best, it comes down to who's got the most time on their hands to prepare. Of course there are always exceptions to this, but for the most part it's totally true. I even managed to practice enough in a year before a race to win one, and well, I'm no world champ.

You want to make it fair, give everyone a tire that sucks, Then all the setup and secret tire sauce and practice won't help. Nobody would think to go practice on a suck tire a head of time..... what fun would that be.....

If it was up to the "best driver" I would never loose. EVER......

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There are more then a few "drivers" out there that can wheel from "go", and lots that "need" all the time on the same layout, and with the tires working on their car. I respect both types of drivers.

I personally don't see how you can possibly cater to everyone. Real racing has fairly limited testing, and yes, the biggest teams spend their time and money finding out as much as possible before show time.

It's never been fair to compare RC car racing to Real Racing. But it will pan out the same, the guy with the most money or time wins. Bottom line. It never comes down to who's the best, it comes down to who's got the most time on their hands to prepare. Of course there are always exceptions to this, but for the most part it's totally true. I even managed to practice enough in a year before a race to win one, and well, I'm no world champ.

You want to make it fair, give everyone a tire that sucks, Then all the setup and secret tire sauce and practice won't help. Nobody would think to go practice on a suck tire a head of time..... what fun would that be.....

If it was up to the "best driver" I would never loose. EVER......

Man, I love the internet.
I love the internet to, I make a living off of it ..albeit not as good of one these days with the economy

...granted I am not really "invested" in this as I no longer race rc cars (race 2 wheel self propelled vehicles now), but I would be willing to bet anyone that the IIC has more publicity, rules and tire announcements 37 days before it's race date. Not saying it's good/bad or indifferent or understand why ....I'm just trying to make a little extra money during these hard economic times, who want's to take on the bet?
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Right, I'm sure Scotty is just being lazy...... LOL.
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I love the internet to, I make a living off of it ..albeit not as good of one these days with the economy

...granted I am not really "invested" in this as I no longer race rc cars (race 2 wheel self propelled vehicles now), but I would be willing to bet anyone that the IIC has more publicity, rules and tire announcements 37 days before it's race date. Not saying it's good/bad or indifferent or understand why ....I'm just trying to make a little extra money during these hard economic times, who want's to take on the bet?
...forgot to add event website to my 37 days before the event checklist.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:39 PM   #750
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Right, I'm sure Scotty is just being lazy...... LOL.
I don't think Scotty is beeing lazy, My guess is thet this event just isn't as high on his priority list as other stuff??
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